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The Day (after) The Lolcats Died

Why, why are laws a thing you can buy? They got paid off, should be laid off, re-election denied Our web means more than lawyers, lobbies and lies So speak up before the internet dies

Thursday, January 12th. Six days before tens of thousands of websites blacked out, before thousands would take to the streets of New York and San Francisco, and before the biggest online protest in history. SOPA and PIPA were being rammed through Congress, and it threatened to restrict freedom of information and destroy the Internet as we know it.

I was spending a lot of time on this fight. I had spent the week juggling my full time job and planning a protest rally in Seattle (which ended up getting snowed out), when a line to a song suddenly popped into my head. Sung to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie,” it went “the day the lolcats died.”

I’m part of Laughpong, a Youtube channel where my circle of friends make viral comedy videos about popular topics like Kinect or Siri. Most of our videos break 100,000 views, several have broken 1 million. Cumulatively, we have over 10 million views.

How to use the riseup.net-VPN under iOS 7.0.4

On wischi.me

riseup.net is a great service that provides you with encrypted email, encrypted mailinglists and a VPN, amongst other things.

The thing is that it is very hard to get the VPN working under iOS. This issue was brought up to me at a cryptoparty in Berlin. After like 2 hours of trying we managed to get it working.

Click on "Apps" then scroll down to the "Documents" section, select "OpenVPN"

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